Please select your home edition
Edition
Zhik Isotak Ocean

Formula Kite Youth and Masters Worlds 2014 - Day five

by Icarus Sailing Media on 19 May 2014
Formula Kite Youth & Masters Worlds 2014 Francesco Nonnoi
Formula Kite Youth and Masters Worlds 2014 - Welcome to the ultimate medal and champion crowning day at the 2014 Kiteboard Youth and Masters World Championships. A dramatic change in atmosphere today, as clouds moved in to dominate the skyline and brought in big waves and a breeze of over 20 knots. You could feel the suspense in the air here at Poetto beach this morning, as the world’s top 10 riders in the Youth and Masters fleets prepared themselves for the four medal races which would decide the World Champion.


Ahead of the riders getting onto the track to start, some heartfelt words of 'good luck and ride safe' were extended by the Race Committee. In the Youth feel, Maxime Nocher had a five point margin and had been the strongest rider all week, so just needed to sail safe and protect his lead. The Masters fleet was wider open, so it was an all or nothing gamble for those who took a more risky approach to racing, as they attacked at the front of the fleet.


In the Masters fleet, Tomek Janiak from Poland went into the day carrying a six point deficit to leading rider Wilson Veloso from Brazil. Tomek started strong, taking the first race win, following up with a second place and then two more wins. But with Wilson right behind him, finishing in second and claiming the other race win, Tomek’s impressive scoreline just wasn’t enough to get past the Brazilian. So Wilson walked away with gold, Tomek silver, just four points behind, and securing the bronze medal was Spain’s Pedro Garijo Velasco, who sailed a conservative four races to finish in third, fifth, third, fourth and claim bronze with an eight point margin. Stunning racing.


In the Youth Worlds fleet, the air was alive with tension as the world’s best youth sailors went head to head in the final showdown. Maxime Nocher from France had the advantage, sitting in first overall, five points ahead of Poland’s Maks Zakowski. Except for some unforeseen disaster, the gold and silver medals would be decided between these two riders.

Maks attacked first, unleashing some awesome power to take the first race win. Mak’s win seemed to ignite Maxime’s determination to claim gold, and he won the next three races back to back, scuppering any hope for Maks to stand on top of the podium. Gold to Maxime, silver to Maks and third to Spain’s Florian Trittel. The top girl was Russia’s Elena Kalinina, who finished in 10th overall, and also claimed the Under 18 title. Axel Mazella from France secured the boys under 18 title.

Five days of racing for the cream of youth and masters kiteboarding here in Cagliari, Italy was a real showcase of the excitement and thrill of kiteboard racing. The Kiteboard Youth and Masters World Championships enjoyed a perfect combination of shoreside hospitality, organization and weather conditions – yet again sealing Poetto Beach as a venue of choice for kiteboarders. The event was also a unique opportunity for the future stars of the sport to mingle and gain tips from the masters riders, who have quite a few years of experience on them. A great exchange of skills. Some great racing and great memories.

The Kiteboard Youth and Masters World Championships 2014 wrapped up with a fun filled medal ceremony. Lots of applause and celebrations. The riders also emphasized their thanks to the Organizers for a superbly organized Championship. See you next year!

2014 Formula Kite Youth and Masters World Championships - Overall final

Youth U 18 Men

Axel Mazella (France)
Theo De Ramecourt (France)
Martin Dolenc (Croatia)

Youth U 18 Women

Elena Kalinina (Russia)
Anastasia Akopova (Russia)

Youth U21 Men And Overall

Maxime Nocher (France)
Maks Zakowski (Poland)
Florian Trittel (Spain)

Grand Masters

Adam Vance (Canada)
Enrico Tonon (Italy)
Miguel Villar (Spain)

Masters Women

Astrid Berz (Suisse)
Ariane Imbert (France)
Kathrin Borgwardt (Germany)

Masters Men And Overall

Wilson Veloso (Brazil)
Tomek Janiak (Poland)
Pedro Garijo Velasco (Spain)





Giacomo Yacht SaleRS Sailing 660x82Protector - 660 x 82

Related Articles

Countdown to Formula Kite Worlds in Oman reaches 100-day landmark
The final countdown has begun to the biggest date in kiteboarding calendar – Formula Kite World Championships in Oman. The final countdown has begun to the biggest date in the kiteboarding calendar – the Formula Kite World Championships in Oman.
Posted on 12 Aug
Kite Speed World Championship– Oman acclaimed as kiteboarding paradise
The event attracted some of the world’s best known kite boarders who gave the Masirah Beach Camp venue The event attracted some of the world’s best known kite boarders who gave the Masirah Beach Camp venue and ideal kiteboarding conditions in the flat and shallow lagoon an unconditional vote of approval.
Posted on 9 Aug
Peru Pacasmayo Classic - Registration open now!
Located in the North of Peru, Pacasmayo offers fun cross off wave riding. You will find light wind port tack conditions. Located in the North of Peru, Pacasmayo offers fun cross off wave riding. You will find light wind port tack conditions. Wave conditions are similar to Baja Mexico. A swell of 5-7ft on the wave face is not uncommon. You will have 10-15 turns per wave and a couple of aerials without crowds. Bigger South West swells offer rides over 1km where you can lose count of the number of turns you do!
Posted on 8 Aug
Manly Sailing Club to host 2019 O’pen BIC World Championships
Manly Sailing Club, in Auckland, New Zealand, has lodged a successful bid to host the 2019 O’pen BIC World Championships Manly Sailing Club, in Auckland, New Zealand, has lodged a successful bid to host the 2019 O’pen BIC World Championships, following a presentation by the club's newly elected Commodore, Sir Russell Coutts, at the recent International O’pen BIC Class Association AGM.
Posted on 8 Aug
Hydrofoil Pro Tour USA – Day 3
Now that we have over five heats of racing the dropouts start taking effect. There is battle brewing all over the field With yesterday being a wash, three heats are run before the 1:30pm skippers meeting for the Bay Challenge. The wind just started coming up with many on 15m kites.
Posted on 6 Aug
GKA Kite-Surf World Tour – Day 5 – Expression session
It’s been a solid week of pumping wind here in Sotavento and Friday's plan was to hold a Big-Air competition No heats, no scoring and no pressure - the riders were free to do as they pleased and many treated it as an opportunity to go for some new tricks that they might not normally attempt in a competitive heat.
Posted on 6 Aug
Hydrofoil Pro Tour - Day 2
Second day of racing for 2017 Hydrofoil Pro Tour in San Francisco, CA, USA at Crissy Field brought abnormal conditions Today, the second day of racing for the 2017 Hydrofoil Pro Tour in San Francisco, CA, USA at Crissy Field brought abnormal conditions. The skies are filled with clouds which shuts down the wind.
Posted on 6 Aug
GKA Kite-Surf World Tour – Airton seizes the Day 3
Both riders were quick off the blocks and Keahi opened with a huge rotation before going trick for trick with Matchu. Airton then hit the water and was utterly relentless against Gustavo Arrojo. Airton stuck the biggest rotation of the event so far but Gustavo didn’t back down, coming close on a front to blind after taking hands down the biggest crash of the event but he couldn’t overcome Airton.
Posted on 3 Aug
GKA Kite-Surf World Tour – Day 2– Main action and riders begin to drop
A steadily building wind greeted the riders today as they prepared to pitch into the main event Before round one kicked off a handful of riders competed in three heats to gain their seedings and local riders Kuba Juras (originally from Poland) and German transplant Thorben Jasper looked perfectly at home in the Sotavento conditions while crowd pleaser Luis Brito clearly relished being back in Sotavento nailing a variety of flamboyant tricks from the off.
Posted on 2 Aug
Fuerteventura fires up for warm-up GKA Kite-Surf World Tour
The competitors began arriving at the Reni Egli centre to register for what’s sure to be a pivotal stop on the tour Once the registration period had finished the riders took to the water for the official first warm-up session, giving them a chance to gauge the conditions they’ll be working with this week.
Posted on 1 Aug